Document Type

Article

Publication Year

2020

Journal Title

AMA Journal of Ethics

ISSN

2376-6980

DOI

10.1001/amajethics.2020.102

Abstract

Although low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) bear 75% of the cancer burden globally, their available resources to treat cancer constitute less than 5% of global health resources. This inequity makes it imperative to take appropriate measures to treat and prevent cancer in LMICs, which should include consideration of trade and patent policies. This article highlights some impediments to effective use of existing policies to promote access to treatment and prevention measures in LMICs and offers recommendations about next steps.

First Page

102

Last Page

111

Num Pages

10

Volume Number

22

Issue Number

2

Publisher

American Medical Association

FIle Type

PDF

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